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"my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation"



 
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"my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation" #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 22, 2011 22:20 pm   "my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation"
 

Hello people,

What's the correct usage?

"my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation"

Usually I say "I am bored...I need A vacation"...wondering what's true for question I asked.

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Re: "my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation&qu #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 23, 2011 0:05 am   Re: "my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation&qu
 

In your first example, either is appropriate.
on vacation - adjective / a vacation - noun

'I need a vacation' requires the article unless you change it to 'I need to go on vacation'.
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"my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation" #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 23, 2011 18:35 pm   "my brother is on vacation" or "my brother is on A vacation"
 

thank you. that makes sense.
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